McDonald’s achieves 42nd consecutive quarter of sales growth in the UK The company noted strong performance over the summer, in particular demand for its chicken products. The ground has transformed 600 restaurants as part of a multi-million pound refurbishment programme representing half of the company's UK estate. Read more.
Barry Williams to join Poundland as trading director, effective 14th November He had been set to join Morrisons as ambient trading director in February, and will now join the discount retailer instead. He will replace Simon Twigger, who is moving to Steinhoff International, which acquired the remaining 75% of Poundland in September. Read more.
Auchan to construct major logistics facility in Russia to expand distribution in Moscow The supply chain centre, which will cover 138,000 sq m of floor space, will serve 50 hypermarkets in the metropolitan area, and will cost approximately RUB6bn to develop. The company plans to build the infrastructure to be expanded in the future. Read more.